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8/17/2006

The Rev. Dr. William J. Danaher, Jr.  

 
[Episcopal News Service] 
  • William Danaher to teach at General Seminary
  • Georgia L. Humphrey appointed to Seabury faculty


William Danaher to teach at General Seminary 

[Source: General Theological Seminary] The Rev. Dr. William J. Danaher, Jr., was appointed associate professor of Christian Ethics and Moral Theology in the John Henry Hobart Chair at the General Theological Seminary (GTS) on July 25.

Danaher came to GTS from the School of Theology at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, where he had taught theology and Christian ethics since 2000, most recently as a tenured associate professor.

"William Danaher brings to GTS an impressive set of academic credentials, but as importantly, his efforts in the area of social justice serve to embody his learning in ways that are exemplary," the Rev. Ward B. Ewing, dean and president of GTS, said. "We are delighted he has joined us."

Recently, Danaher received a grant from the Seminary Council on Mission (SCOM) and led a group of seminarians from Sewanee on a trip to South Africa to expand their understanding of reconciliation and restorative justice through the work of the church in that country. In Tennessee, he was active in the Victim-Offender Reconciliation Programs in two counties, one that he initiated.

He holds an A.B. degree from Brown University in history (1988), an M.Div. from the Protestant Episcopal Seminary in Virginia cum laude (1994), and M.A. and M.Phil. degrees from Yale (2001).

In addition to teaching the foundational Introduction to Christian Ethics at GTS, Danaher's early plans call for courses on Christ and the Moral Life; Contemporary Moral Issues; The Body's Grace: Religious Accounts of the Body; and Reconciliation and Restorative Justice.


Georgia L. Humphrey appointed to Seabury faculty

[Source: Seabury-Western Theological Seminary] The Rev. Dr. Georgia L. Humphrey was recently named director of the Doctor of Ministry in Congregational Development program at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois.

Humphrey assumed her two-year appointment on July 1 and will administer Seabury's M.Div. program and oversee Christian ministries.